SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration has selected Jamie Bradshaw, Johnny Puckett, Paul Robbins, Sam Sorrell and Amy Trimble to judge the 84th Annual Celebration. The panel is a combination of two veterans, three total judges with Celebration experience and two newcomers to center ring at The Celebration.

“We are excited to select such a diverse group of judges that blends experience with newcomers to our show,” said Celebration CEO Warren Wells.  He continued, “Our board takes very seriously the process of selecting our judging panel with a continued goal of selecting the best judges available.  We feel once again this year we have achieved this goal.”

Sorrell, from Lexington, Ky., will be making his eighth appearance in center ring at The Celebration.  Sorrell is a veteran across the industry circuit and most recently judged the FAST Spring Showcase earlier in 2022 after judging four major venues in 2021.  Bradshaw, of Arab, Ala., will be marking the cards for the sixth time, his last appearance coming in 2019.  Bradshaw recently judged the Fun Show earlier this spring and just completed an assignment at the Money Tree Classic.  

Robbins, from Shiloh, N.C., previously judged The Celebration in 2014 and most recently worked for The Celebration at the 2021 Celebration Fall Classic. Robbins also judged over the recently completed 4th of July shows at the three-day Christmas in July horse show.

Both Puckett and Trimble will judge at The Celebration for the first time.  Puckett, from Shelbyville, Tenn., will be a rookie at The Celebration but has previously worked a Celebration show at the 2018 Spring Fun Show.  Puckett’s resume since 2018 includes the North Carolina Championships, Belfast, Fun Show, Fayetteville, National Trainers’ Show, FAST Spring Showcase, Money Tree Classic and Puckett recently judged the Christmas in July show on panel that included Robbins.

Trimble, from Pulaski, Tenn., judged the Columbia Spring Jubilee earlier this show season. Trimble’s judging resume includes judging the Celebration Fall Classic in 2010 and in 2021 as well as stops at the Marshall County Horsemen’s Association, Mississippi Charity, and Money Tree Classic.

The 84th Annual Celebration will be held August 24-September 3, 2022.  For more information please visit